WSR 15-17-087
[Filed August 18, 2015, 9:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030, 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SHB 1063 was passed during the 2015 legislative session giving the department authority to:
Modify provisions relating to cosmetologists, barbers, manicurists, and estheticians.
Make changes to chapter 308-20 WAC to implement a hair design license separate from cosmetology.
Allow an instructor-trainee to submit documentation that provides evidence of experience as a licensed cosmetologist, hair designer, barber, manicurist, esthetician, or master esthetician for competency evaluation toward credit of not more than three hundred hours of instructor training.
Implement the change in name of the state cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring advisory board to the cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring advisory board.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Details will be distributed through the cosmetology listserv and through direct mailings to licensees and interested parties.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the cosmetology listserv at
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cameron Dalmas, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2550.
August 18, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator